Lisdowney: St Stephen’s Day walk

ST STEPHEN’S DAY WALK - The annual St Stephen’s Day Walk will be held in Gathabawn again this year. Walkers can choose either the new walking loop or the shorter walk. A great day of fun and exercise is guaranteed.

ST STEPHEN’S DAY WALK - The annual St Stephen’s Day Walk will be held in Gathabawn again this year. Walkers can choose either the new walking loop or the shorter walk. A great day of fun and exercise is guaranteed.

SCOIL BHRIDE CHRISTMAS PLAY - The Scoil Bhride, Lisdowney, Christmas Play will be performed today (Wednesday, 19th December 2012) at 11.30 am and again this evening at 7.30 pm in the school.

CLONTUBRID CHRISTMAS PLAY - The Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, Christmas Play will be performed in Clontubrid Church, tomorrow (Thursday, 20th December 2012) at 12 noon.

CAKE SALE - Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, Parents’ Council wishes to thank all those who donated items and supported their annual Cake Sale, which was held in the school last Friday afternoon.

AFTERNOON CLUB -The Afternoon Club Christmas Party (with Ballyragget, Ballyouskill and Conahy) took place last Thursday in the Castle Arms, Durrow.

UNDER 16 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - The Lisdowney Under 16 Football team had a comprehensive 8-14 to 1-01 win against John Lockes in the quarter final of the Roinn A football championship, which was played on Saturday in the Callan CBS grounds. The team lined out as follows:1-Darragh Mackey, 2-Kevin O’Sullivan, 3-Eoin Walsh, 4-Stephen Delaney, 5-Brian O’Carroll, 6-Paul Coss, 7-Peter O’Sullivan, 8-Jack Dunphy,9-Dylan Jordan, 10-Brian Kavanagh, 11-Conor O’Carroll, 12-Willie Kenny, 13-Morgan Grace-Cashin, 14-James Murphy,15-John Brennan, 16-Ewan Hills, 17-Laurance Campion. Lisdowney are due to play O’Loughlin Gaels in the semi-final this Saturday, 22nd December 2012.

RACQUETBALL - Lisdowney Racket Ball Club is running a Christmas League. Anybody interested in playing, please call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748 or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545. All new members welcome.

LISDOWNEY BADMINTON CLUB - There will be no badminton on Monday, 24th or 31st of December. It will resume on Monday 7th January at 8pm. Eimear wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

FUEL FOR SALE FOR LISDOWNEY GAA - Lisdowney Hurling Club has timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 086-2770217. All fuel will be delivered directly to your door.

LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Weekly Lotto on Monday, 10th December 2012, were 7, 13, 22 and 28. There was no winner. Match three winners were John O’Hara, Jim Dunne and John Hogan (x2). Next week’s jackpot will be €2,900.

JOIN THE GYM - Membership for the New Year for the gym at Lisdowney Hurling Club is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL - The Lisdowney Conference of St Vincent de Paul meets regularly. The Conference is there to support people of the parish of any age who are in need. Please contact the confidential line on 087-9721076.

COMMUNITY ALERT - If anyone in the parish needs an alarm, please contact Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.

PENITENTIAL SERVICE - A Penitential Service will be held in Lisdowney Church tonight (Wednesday, 19th December 2012) at 7.30 pm.

VISITATION OF THE SICK - Visitation of the sick and housebound for Christmas will take place this Friday morning, 21st December 2012.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP -The Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. Contact Avril on 087-7760082.

STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group meets on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.

SOS- SOS is a Voluntary Organisation in Kilkenny for adults with a mild-moderate intellectual disability, providing day services, respite and residential care. They are looking for families or individuals (hosts) to provide short breaks (day/overnight/weekend) in their home for adults from their services. Each host is matched with one person from SOS and an expense allowance is paid for each break provided. They are also looking for volunteers to support them in providing extra social and recreational activities for people attending SOS in the evening time or weekends. If you would like to know more about volunteering or providing breaks please contact the social work department on 056 7764000 or email ksherry@soskilkenny.com or visit their website on www.soskilkenny.com .

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE - Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from the 22nd - 27th May 2013. The fare is €735 per person sharing. For more information, please contact Eleanor on 051-880414 or email glenmore@ossory.ie

UNDER 10 SOCCER - Under 10s soccer continues each Saturday at 12 noon in Woodview, Freshford.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS - Everyone in the parish is wished a very Happy Christmas and health and happiness for 2013.

NEWS- If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes for the St Stephens’ Day edition of the Kilkenny People, please e-mail notices to lisdowneynewspapernotes@gmail.com or text Deirdre on 086-8093647 before the print deadline of 9 am tomorrow (Thursday, 20th December 2012).